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Man arrested in connection with fatal Lawrence crash

Posted at 2:50 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 11:07:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal crash that occurred in August in Lawrence.

The Lawrence Police Department arrested Eric Lee Spaeth, 43, on Friday. He faces DUI and involuntary manslaughter charges related to the Aug. 20 crash that killed 24-year-old Elizabeth Ann Allen.

Spaeth, driving a pick-up truck in the 2700 block of Haskell Avenue, struck the moped Allen was riding, resulting in fatal injuries to Allen.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s forensic laboratory report stated that Spaeth’s blood-alcohol level was .205 at the time of the crash.